Monday, November 30, 2009

Mock Nordstrom Salad

Always good to start the day with vegetables.
Juicer- 1 beet, 2 celery, 2 carrots, collard greens, parsley, & 1 apple.
1 sip of orange juice I made for Dan.

1/2 cup Muesli -Bob's Mill (220 calories) w/ 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Hemp milk (30 calories).
I made this in the morning before I left, so the muesli had time to soak up the hemp milk.
Refreshing coconut water after boot camp- it is so nice to be back at class and to see all of you ladies.
60 calories
Mixed greens with 1 oz avocado and 1 tsp Annie's Italian dressing
Kamut toast (because it is yeast free) with 1/4 tsp Earth Balance
Zucchini ribbons with turkey spaghetti sauce- there is zucchini under all the sauce.

I froze little containers of turkey spaghetti sauce, soup, and other meals so I had them on had and don't waste food because I'm tired of it. It is so nice to just make a bunch of meals at one time and have them on hand.

2 tbsp Sunflower Butter with 5 gm carob chips

Who am I kidding trying to have just a little bit? I need the other 10 grams. I love these carob chips!

"Carob is a tree-grown fruit with its own natural sugars that impart subtle sweetness and a mellow taste. Carob has its own unique flavor characteristics. Use in place of chocolate chips in baking, for smores, in smoothies and more".

Info from

"Carob pods are classified as legumes. What makes the carob pod so sweet is its sucrose content. Carob contains approximately 40% sucrose. About 8% percent of its composition is protein. This luscious legume also contains rich stores of vitamins A and B as well as many minerals such as:

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Barium
  • Copper
  • Nickel

More importantly, carob has only one third the calories of chocolate and is virtually fat free. Chocolate is approximately half fat! Carob is also high in a fiber called pectin.

Carob's non allergenic factors are attributed to its lack of phenylethylamine—which can trigger migraines—and fromamine, which can cause both migraines and allergic reactions.

Unlike chocolate, carob contains no oxalic acid to prevent the absorption of calcium and zinc. Oxalic acid is thought to be one of the substances in chocolate which may contribute to teenage acne. Some teenagers notice an increase in breakouts after the consumption of chocolate. Since oxalic acid can interfere with the uptake of zinc (an important mineral for clear skin), skin concerns may be well founded.

Perhaps the most valuable selling point of carob is that it does not contain theobromine and caffeine, two stimulant substances found in chocolate. Carob's natural sugar content also means that you will have to include less sugar in your baked goods when substituting carob for chocolate.

Ultimately, if you can adjust to the subtle taste difference, organic carob chips are by far the healthier sweet!

Moreover, the tannins in carob are insoluble and will not bind to proteins like many other tannins do. Instead, these tannins bind with toxins to prevent the growth of bad intestinal bacteria. Both the binding and antibacterial properties of carob are what make it a beneficial food for diarrhea."
I added a little almond butter to go with it.

I loved that salad at Nordstroms so I tried to make it myself. (176 calories)
  • 10 Shrimp
  • 2 tbsp corn
  • 1/4 tomato
  • olive oil spray
  • Salt & pepper
  • Kamut bread toasted for the croutons
It was good, but not as good as Nordstrom Cafe .
I also had another piece of the Kamut toast with Earth Balance on the side.
You can find this in the frozen section of Henry's and Whole Foods.

  • 2 strawberries
  • 3g Green & Black 70% Dark Chocolate
  • Carob Chips
  • 1 tsp almond butter
Yogi- Bedtime tea to finish the day with.

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